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An LGBTQ Ally Fighting for Affordable Health Care

OutSmart Magazine

An LGBTQ Ally Fighting for Affordable Health Care

“As an immigrant who fled the political violence of a revolution, this nation and this Houston community has given me so much. I am living proof of how opportunity in America can lead to safety, prosperity, and happiness. Now it’s my obligation to pay it forward for my neighbors."

Rep. Dan Crenshaw faces attorney Sima Ladjevardian for Texas' 2nd Congressional District

KHOU11

Rep. Dan Crenshaw faces attorney Sima Ladjevardian for Texas' 2nd Congressional District

"Trying to unseat him is Ladjevardian, a Democrat. She's an attorney, immigrant and breast cancer survivor we spoke to this week. Ladjevardian is running on expanding the Affordable Care Act and lowering prescription drug costs."

Houston Newsmakers: Sima Ladjevardian

KPRC2

Houston Newsmakers: Sima Ladjevardian

"Sima Ladjevardian immigrated to the United States from Iran as a child and embraced the American dream. She hopes to take that dream to a higher level by defeating 1st term Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw in November."

Sima Ladjevardian Democratic candidate for Congressional District 2

FOX26

Sima Ladjevardian Democratic candidate for Congressional District 2

"Sima Ladjevardian , Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative for District 2 talks one on one with Greg Groogan about her platform and the important needs of the community."

Sima Ladjevardian on BBC World News

BBC World News

Sima Ladjevardian on BBC World News

"Sima Ladjevardian joins Katty Kay and Christian Fraser to discuss Texas voter turnout on BBC World News"

Election Q&A: US House District 2

ABC13

Election Q&A: US House District 2

"As a cancer survivor, a lawyer, an immigrant and a mother of two who has lived in Houston for more than 30 years, I understand the issues at stake for our families in this election, and I'll know how to address them once I get to Congress. I am alive today because of high-quality, affordable health care, and I won't stop fighting until every family in TX-02 has access to the care they deserve."

Rep. Dan Crenshaw vs. Sima Ladjevardian is the most expensive race for Congress in Texas

Houston Chronicle

Rep. Dan Crenshaw vs. Sima Ladjevardian is the most expensive race for Congress in Texas

"More than $13 million has already been spent in Houston’s 2nd Congressional District, making it the most expensive battle for the U.S. House of Representatives in Texas and the seventh-most expensive in the entire nation."

Inside the Democrats’ battle to take back Texas

Financial Times

Inside the Democrats’ battle to take back Texas

"The turning point for Ladjevardian was watching Donald Trump win the White House in 2016. 'That night when Trump won, I honestly had so much anxiety and flashbacks to everything that had happened in my life, to kind of thinking, ‘Oh my god, there’s going to be a revolution in this country,’ she says, explaining that she felt Trump had given licence to people to be racist and xenophobic. There was only one answer. 'I decided to get more involved.'"

Why Iranian Americans Often Vote Along Generational Lines

Bustle

Why Iranian Americans Often Vote Along Generational Lines

"Sima Ladjevardian remembers life as a 12-year-old at the height of Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution. 'It started with us being in school and feeling like there was an earthquake going on,' she tells Bustle."

Pandemic politics ripple through Texas races, forcing U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw to defend his coronavirus response

Texas Tribune

Pandemic politics ripple through Texas races, forcing U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw to defend his coronavirus response

"Democrat Sima Ladjevardian has wielded the issue doggedly against U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Houston, who is increasingly pushing back amid a storm of claims that he has not taken the pandemic seriously enough and has undermined public health.

“I just absolutely think he’s been failing his constituents," Ladjevardian said in an interview. "An elected official is responsible to give facts, set an example and help the community. ... I think people are hurting, we need elected officials to really be the role models they need to be, and he absolutely has not done that."

An Iranian-born progressive unseating a Trumpist veteran in Texas? It could happen.

Washington Post

An Iranian-born progressive unseating a Trumpist veteran in Texas? It could happen.

"There are very few political contests at the moment that dramatize the choice facing the nation in November better than the one in this district, which includes a wide swath of the Houston suburbs."

The Female Candidates Who May Turn Texas Blue This November

Vogue

The Female Candidates Who May Turn Texas Blue This November

“I believe in this nation because this nation believed in me, and I feel a sense of duty to protect it,” Ladjevardian (pronounced “lahj-ee-var-dee-un”) says. “That’s why I’m running for Congress in this existential moment—the American dream I found here is in jeopardy, and my neighbors are suffering.”

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